Caramelised Pear Pizza/Tarts With Mascarpone

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"From our Saturday newspaper The Weekend West. Times are estimated. Also note apples can be substituted for the pears."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (685.1 g)
  • Calories 1516.6
  • Total Fat - 96.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 45 g
  • Cholesterol - 149.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1180.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 138.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.3 g
  • Sugars - 75.6 g
  • Protein - 29.9 g
  • Calcium - 731.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 85.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

In a heavy, large pan, melt the butter and the sugar, together being careful they don't burn.

Step 2

When the mixture is well coloured, remove from the heat and add the pear slices in a single layer and then add the water to stop further caramelisation or even burning and cook the pears for about 5 minutes, turning once until they are soft and the sauce is syrupy.

Step 3

Cut two 12cm round from each sheet of pastry and place the discs on a greased baking tray and lay the pear slices in an attractive patter on the pastry round, leaving a small pastry edge.

Step 4

Brush liberally with the syrup and bake in a preheated 200C oven for about 10 minutes or until the pastry is well browned and cooked.

Step 5

Place the pizzas/tarts on the serving plates, pour on the rest of the syrup and top with a dollop of the mascarpone.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.